Mysore BisiBeleBaath


BisiBeleBaath, known shortly as BBB is not only mine, but every Kannadiga’s favourite. There are many versions of BBB,  the recipe following  is the one I have adapted, which is very quick  to prepare & ofcourse very tasty . My  mother prepares in a very different way, ofcourse which is quite delcious, it is an elaborate method which I will post later. Right now lets enjoy my favourite BBB!!!

Mom Happy Mothers Day!!! You are the best!!! 

Mysore BisiBeleBaath  

(Rice & Veggies Cooked in Lentil Broth)


1 & 1/2 Cups Rice

3/4  Cup Toor Dal 

2 Cups Mixed Veggies

(Potato, Green Beans, Carrots, Red/Green peppers/Capsicum, Avarekai, Green Peas, Lima beans etc)

2 Onions

2 Tomatoes

1/2 Cup Coconut Grated – Grind to a smooth paste.

1/2 Tsp Tamarind paste 

1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder

Salt as per taste


3 Tbsp Oil

1 Tsp Mustard

4 Red Chilles

1/4 Tsp Hing

1 Tbsp Cashewnuts

3-4 Springs Curry leaves.

BBB Masala –

4 – 6 Dry Red Chilles

1 & 1/2 Tbsp Dhania

1/4 Tsp Cumin Seeds

6-8 Methi Seeds

2″ Cinnamon stick

3 Cloves

2 Cardamon  – Seeds

Dry Roast all the above. Cool.

2 & 1/2  Tsp MTR Sambhar powder. 

Grind all the dry roasted ingredients with  Sambhar powder.


Wash & Soak the rice & Toor dal in plenty of water. 

Heat Oil in a cooker.  Ad mustard, once it pops add the whole red chilles broken in 2-3 pieces, Hing, Cashewnuts & curry leaves.

Stir for a minute & add sliced onions.

Once the onions are translucent add the sliced tomatoes & cook until they are soft.

Add all the veggies & fry for few minutes.

Drain water from the soaked rice & dal, add it to the veggies & stir fry for 2 minutes.

Now add the ground BBB masala powder, Coconut paste,  Tamarind paste, Turmeric & salt.  Stir.

Add 5 Cups of water to it, mix everything & cook for 2-3 whistles.

Let the cooker cool down before opening.

Enjoy BBB with potato chips. 🙂



12 Responses to “Mysore BisiBeleBaath”

  1. Nalini Says:

    Looks yummy! I lived in B’lore for 6 years and lo–ved the BBB served there!! great recipe!

  2. Swapna Says:

    BBB rocks! This is the ultimate comfort food. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Asha Says:

    Oooh! I am drooling here.I am fro Mysore and I saw two BBB’s this week,makes me very happy:))
    Thank you for your version,and I can’t wait for your mom’s.Post it ASAP!!;D Thanks . Happy Mother’s day.

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:

    I am drooling too. BBB is my the most favorite food.

  5. themistressofspices Says:

    Nalini, Thx. Do try it 🙂
    Swapna, It surely rocks 🙂 Do try it.
    Asha, Will post my mothers BBB soon. Happy Mothers day to u too.

  6. archana Says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog Aruna 🙂 Your blog looks nice.and the name is nice too. BBB is my fav, though I do not belong to Karnataka.
    Do post your Mom’s recipe :)Your preparation of BBB is yummy. .

  7. kribha Says:

    Like many others this is one of my fav foods. But I don’t make it as it involves a lot of work. Your picture looks so tempting that I have made up my mind to try it soon. Awaiting your mom’s recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

  8. themistressofspices Says:

    Archana, Thx for comming here & dropping a line 🙂

    Suma, Thx 🙂

    Kribha, Thx. This is a very quick BBB & u dont lose the authentic flavour in this quick method, do give it a try 🙂

  9. Reena Says:

    for this i surely thank kannadigas. i have had this few times and i love it.

  10. Aruna Says:

    Reena, This is a very simple & tasty recipe, give it a try, u’ll not regret. Thx 🙂

  11. Suja Says:

    Hi Aruna,
    I always wanted to make BBB, but neve got a recipe. Thanks for posting this…will try it out!!!

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